You’re either the kind of dude who’d give this a go, or you’re not. And if you’re a ‘not’, no amount of ‘check out the triple-stitched seams’, is going to sway you. It’s understandable. Going full Dr No is not for everyone. But I just can’t help be drawn to the vibe. Something insistent in my head keeps telling me this Chinese style is the next stop on my journey into cloth. Even though something equally insistent tells me I’d look like a packet of cocks.
On the plus side, it’s by Needles. And the asymmetrical chest pockets do single-minded job of modernising this vintage style. The ‘frog’ or ‘Chinese’ buttons are the feature though and would doubtless get comments down the boozer. However, I can see this looking strong worn half open, with loose jeans, a buttoned-up shirt and some killer kicks.
Thing is, nuts to the naysayers. There are only so many coach jackets you can have. There are only so many variations of an oxford cloth shirt. It’s important to keep the #menswear conversation rolling forward. If dressing like a Chinese dictator is the answer, then so be it.